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    'Thumbs' file
    I recently discovered that a 'Thumbs' file was in my images folder. When I create a new images folder, it automatically was inside the images folder, I did not put it there.

    When I click on it to try and open a pop up with this message:

    You are attempting to open a file type "Data Base File"(.db) These files are used by the operating system and by various programs. Editing or modifying them could damage your system.

    And when I click to delete it, the pop up message:

    The file "Thumbs" is a system file. If you remove it, your computer or one of your programs may no longer work correctly.

    Any tech expert can help me please? .
    How does this "Thumbs" file come into my images folder and how can I get rid of it. If I were to leave it just there, is there any implication?


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    I have those appear too. Sometimes I delete 'em, and sometimes I ignore 'em, depending on my mood.

    This must be my lucky day...a relevant result in #1 in G (I searched for, thumbs.db file with no quotes)

    The thumbs.db file is generated by the Windows operating system. It is a database file containing the small images displayed when you view a folder in "thumbnail" view (as opposed to tile, icon, list, or detail view). No harm is done by deleting thumbs.db files.
    Just delete it like any other file, if you want rid of it. Tell the prompt to go ahead, or "okay," as it's probably worded...
    There is no knowledge that is not power. ~Hemingway

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    Thanks Leader

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